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Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens For EOS M Announced

Laowa 4mm F/2.8 Fisheye
Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens as launched back in August 2019 for the MFT system.

Now Venus Optics announced the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye for three more mount types, Canon EF-M (EOS M), Sony E, Fuji. And the best thing? It sells for $200.

Specifications:

Laowa 4mm F2.8 Fisheye 
Focal length4mm
Max aperturef/2.8
Min aperturef/16
Angle of view210°
FormatMicro Four Thirds
MountMicro Four Thirds
Focus typeManual Focus
Lens typeFisheye
Optics7 elements in 6 groups
Aperture blades7
Min focus distance8cm (3.15″)
Dimensions25.5 x 45.2mm
Weight135g

This new lens from Venus Optics has an ultra-wide field of view (210°) and obviously a lot of distortion. It almost sees behind itself, and it can be used or 360° panorama photography.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye
Venus Optics 4mm f/2.8 fisheye

Presenting an immensely wide field of view within a truly compact package, the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye provides a huge 210° angle of view for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. As a circular fisheye, this lens is characterized by its noticeable distortion and bulb-like visual appearance. The greater-than-180° angle of view also enables making full 360° stitched panoramas with just two shots. The lens also sports a bright f/2.8 design for working in available lighting conditions and its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3.1″ away for true close-up shooting. Additionally, the fisheye design retains almost full depth of field when stopped down to f/5.6 for consistent and even sharpness.

  • Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited to working in low and difficult lighting conditions.
  • Exceptionally wide 210° angle of view along with a circular fisheye design produces a highly distorted image for creative applications as well as the potential to stitch images together for full 360° panoramas.
  • Manual focus design offers a minimum focusing distance of 3.1″.
  • Lightweight and small design makes this lens suitable for use on drones as well as being ideal for VR imaging, action sports filming, or virtual tours.

[via DIY Photography]

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